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Experts Weigh in on Critical and New Legal Pitfalls, From Event Security to Marijuana

“In today’s world, a meeting host and planner have to plan for every conceivable contingency — and have insurance coverage in place.”

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Experts Weigh in on Critical and New Legal Pitfalls, From Event Security to Marijuana

“In today’s world, a meeting host and planner have to plan for every conceivable contingency — and have insurance coverage in place.”

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Meeting the Challenge of Rising Costs

The budgeting process for meetings and events is more demanding and daunting than ever before. And rising costs that cannot easily be counteracted by negotiating tactics make the task all the more challenging.

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Meeting the Challenge of Rising Costs

The budgeting process for meetings and events is more demanding and daunting than ever before. And rising costs that cannot easily be counteracted by negotiating tactics make the task all the more challenging.

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Let the Good Times Roll — and Get Business Done

Year after year, the Crescent City, so named because of its location on the Mississippi River, draws enthusiastic attendees from across the U.S. to meetings large and small. And its reputation for letting the good times roll invariably precedes their arrival.

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Let the Good Times Roll — and Get Business Done

Year after year, the Crescent City, so named because of its location on the Mississippi River, draws enthusiastic attendees from across the U.S. to meetings large and small. And its reputation for letting the good times roll invariably precedes their arrival.

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Success Depends on How Well Planners Adapt Negotiating Tactics to the Current Market

In any given year, the dynamics of contract negotiation are driven by the proverbial pendulum that swings back and forth between a seller’s market and a buyer’s market.

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Success Depends on How Well Planners Adapt Negotiating Tactics to the Current Market

In any given year, the dynamics of contract negotiation are driven by the proverbial pendulum that swings back and forth between a seller’s market and a buyer’s market.

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Florida’s Diverse Destinations Deliver a Different Experience Every Time

Another key selling point of the Sunshine State is its extraordinary diversity in terms of local destinations, plus the fact that Florida is so easy to access.

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Florida’s Diverse Destinations Deliver a Different Experience Every Time

Another key selling point of the Sunshine State is its extraordinary diversity in terms of local destinations, plus the fact that Florida is so easy to access.

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How Planners and Destination Management Companies Partnered to Create Spectacular Events

Read how a trio of planners and their DMC partners collaborated to pull off stellar events.

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How Planners and Destination Management Companies Partnered to Create Spectacular Events

Read how a trio of planners and their DMC partners collaborated to pull off stellar events.

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How Growing Safety and Security Concerns Are Impacting Overseas Site Selection

Over the last year, a series of terrorist attacks has dampened enthusiasm for some popular European destinations.

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How Growing Safety and Security Concerns Are Impacting Overseas Site Selection

Over the last year, a series of terrorist attacks has dampened enthusiasm for some popular European destinations.

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From TED Talks to Interactivity, Today’s Approach Is Innovative and Impactful

Over the last few years, what defines a successful presentation has changed.

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From TED Talks to Interactivity, Today’s Approach Is Innovative and Impactful

Over the last few years, what defines a successful presentation has changed.

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Why ROO, ROI and ROE Are Important Tools for Success

Meeting metrics help reinforce the notion that face-to-face meetings are critical to all industries and all companies.

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Why ROO, ROI and ROE Are Important Tools for Success

Meeting metrics help reinforce the notion that face-to-face meetings are critical to all industries and all companies.

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How Planners Are Upgrading Meeting Engagement, Motivation and Connections

The expectations of how technology will excite and inform at meetings are growing and evolving.

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How Planners Are Upgrading Meeting Engagement, Motivation and Connections

The expectations of how technology will excite and inform at meetings are growing and evolving.

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